What is a .SAT File And How To Open It – Spatial (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sat extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .sat file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SAT file?

The file extension .SAT stands for ACIS SAT 3D Model File. This file extension was developed by Spatial. The format of this file is text, and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .sat file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .SAT file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SAT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SAT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sat file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the CADSoftTools ABViewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, IMSI TurboCAD Pro, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, Autodesk Fusion 360 and CADSoftTools ABViewer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SAT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the CADSoftTools ABViewer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SAT file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sat file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks and Autodesk Fusion 360 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SAT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk Fusion 360 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SAT file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sat file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .SAT file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Autodesk Fusion 360 software and install it. You could also download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .SAT file on iOS

To open the .sat file on iOS, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. The other software that opens the .sat file on iOS is Autodesk Fusion 360. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

How to open a .SAT file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Autodesk Fusion 360. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .SAT file?

If you cannot open the .SAT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SAT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sav – Nintendo, .sav – IBM, .sav – Electronic Arts, .sav – Parallels, .sav – Bethesda Softworks. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SAT file with the CADSoftTools ABViewer, Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, IMSI TurboCAD Pro, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, Autodesk Fusion 360 programs on Windows, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks programs on Mac, Autodesk Fusion 360 software on Android, Autodesk Fusion 360 software on iOS and Autodesk Fusion 360 program in the Browser.